'''West''' (also known by its original name, '''West Publishing''') is a business owned by Thomson Reuters that publishes legal, business, and regulatory information in print, and on electronic services such as Westlaw
. Since the late 19th century, West has been one of the most prominent publishers of legal materials in the United States
. Its headquarters is in Eagan, Minnesota
; it also has an office in Rochester, New York
and had an office in Cleveland, Ohio
until 2010 when it was closed. Organizationally, West is part of the global legal division of Thomson Reuters.
West Publishing was founded by John B. West and his brother Horatio in 1872 in St. Paul, Minnesota
. It is best known for establishing the National Reporter System
, a system of regional Law report|reporter
s, each of which became known for reporting state court appellate decisions within its region. West also reports decisions of the United States courts...